Aadhaar card holders wanting to change or modify the address fed into their UID or Unique Identity Number can do so online. The UIDAI or Unique Identification Authority of India, which issues the 12-digit Aadhaar number or UID, has provided several Aadhaar card-related tools for the general public on its website - uidai.gov.in. One of the facilities available on the UIDAI portal enables a user to request a change in their address given on their Aadhaar card.
To change the address fed into the Aadhaar database, a user can access the 'Address Update Request (Online)' link on the Aadhaar portal and submit a request in four steps, according to the UIDAI website.These steps are: login with Aadhaar, address update request, upload documents and select BPO service provider/submit request. "Note that Update here refers to any changes as well as corrections, if required, in resident´s original Aadhaar letter," the UIDAI adds on its portal.
Who can update Aadhaar address online
Any resident with a registered mobile number can update address using this portal, the UIDAI further said on its website. "Registered Mobile number is mandatory to receive password for login," it noted.
The online tool hosted on the UIDAI portal only enables an Aadhaar holder to update or correct his or her address. "For other updates, please visit Aadhaar Enrollment/Update Center," the UIDAI said.
Submission of information for update does not guarantee update of Aadhaar data. The information submitted is subject to verification and validation, according to the UIDAI website.
How to update address fed into Aadhaar database
Once on the UIDAI website, find and click on the 'Address Update Request (Online)' tool. This tool can also be accessed through its link.
Enter your 12-digit Aadhaar number and click on 'Send OTP'. OTP or one-time password is sent by the Aadhaar system on the user's registered mobile number.
Enter this OTP in the specified field and click on 'Login'.
On the next page, select 'address' and proceed.
Fill in the correct details.
(The portal also provides a transliteration facility in local language)
"Ensure that your information is transliterated correctly in the local language. The English spellings in the local language boxes may be modified to get the local language spelling correctly...," according to the UIDAI self-service update portal.
(On this page of the Aadhaar self-service update portal, users can review the information fed by them for correctness)
At this stage, the user is required to submit the valid document supporting the requested correction. Users are required to upload original scan copies of the valid documents. "Upload only the valid documents to avoid update request from rejection," the UIDAI noted.
Select from the available service providers and proceed.
(The portal accepts several types of documents to support a change)
At the end of submission, a URN or Update Request Number is issued to track the status of application.
(The portal displays the URN along with the date of submission)
Documents required for Aadhaar address change
"Residents are required to upload scanned image of original Proof of Address(PoA)/self signed (self attested) copy of PoA documents for update/correction. View the valid list of documents," the UIDAI added. The documents required for address change include passport, bank statement/passbook, statement of Post Office account/passbook, ration card, voter id, driving license, water bill and telephone landline bill, among others, according to the UIDAI website. The bills for water, telephone and electricity must not be older than three months, it noted.
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